Public likes gun control, Cuomo and sharing power
The public likes new gun control measures in New York, still loves Gov. Andrew Cuomo and approves the power sharing in the state Senate, according to a new Siena Research Institute poll released today.
The full breakdown of the poll is available below.
“A new year and the same old, same old when it comes to how voters feel about the Governor. He continues to be viewed favorably by more than 70 percent of voters, including 58 percent of Republicans, and he continues to have a 60 percent excellent/good job performance rating,” said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg in a statement. “With nearly two years until the next time Cuomo will face the voters, 60 percent of voters are prepared to re-elect him, compared to 32 percent who would prefer ‘someone else.’ ”
“While this poll was conducted prior, during and after Cuomo’s gun proposal was made public and enacted, New Yorkers – who view the NRA unfavorably by a 57-36 percent margin – overwhelmingly support the ban on assault weapons and nearly unanimously support increasing penalties for purchasing illegal guns and using guns on school grounds,” Greenberg said.
The poll also said a majority of voters like having a coalition government in the state Senate.
Voters were more closely divided on the issue of hydraulic fracturing, with a slim majority opposing the measure.
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